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May 31, 2020

Union ministers, employers, employees hold meeting on SME development, enhancement of life of workers

Union Ministers meet employers and employees to discuss development of SMES and uplift of living standard of workers.
Union Ministers meet employers and employees to discuss development of SMES and uplift of living standard of workers.

Establishment of small- and medium-scale enterprises will create job opportunities for local people, Union Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security U Aye Myint said at the meeting between union ministers and employers and employees at the hall in Hlinethaya Industrial zone on Tuesday.
He stressed the need to solve problems of employees’ salaries and difficulties of their life.
Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint highlighted that it is necessary to manufacture SME products to penetrate into the market in ASEAN Economic Community. As such, the ministry places emphasis on establishment of region and state chambers of commerce and industry, he said.
Union Minister for Energy Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission U Zeyar Aung said that the commission has allowed citizens to invest in 1,018 businesses. The SME bill includes availability of energy at full capacity, livelihoods of workers and salaries, he added.
Union Minister for Industry U Maung Myint claimed that the ministry is trying to borrow US$20 million from Diamond Asia international bank and US$ 30 million from a Vietnamese bank by signing agreements. The ministry of Science and Technology prepares to conduct trainings for employees for enhancement of their capacity.
Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine National Race Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung, President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Aung, Chairman of Hlinethaya Industrial Zone management committee U Myat Thin Aung and officials participated in discussions on development of industrial zones, social security, health care services for workers and seeking markets for products.
CTUM Chairman U Maung Maung and Chairman of MTUM U Aung Lin reported on mutual respects between employers and employees, conducting of training courses for workers for enhancement of capacity, rights of migrant workers and responsibility for life security.


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